Exhibition: Kokoro - Contemporary Japanese Crafts

Thu 4 - Wed 10 October

This year marks the fourth Kokoro – Contemporary Japanese Crafts exhibition at Snape Maltings.

The main feature is sheep crafts in Japan, alongside a display of photographs showing sheep rearing in Japan, a display and sale of Japan hand-made spinning tools including spindles, a knitting workshop, and a mini-exhibition of tea cozies.


Peggy & Maggie (Takako Tatewaki & Izumi Kamide)

Artist duo who love wool, making attractive hand-spun, dyed, woven and felt-made objects.

Holding many classes as knitting instructors in Japan, they are planning to hold a workshop teaching a Japanese originated knitting method during the exhibition.



Yuka Ogasawara

Having launched an original handbag brand in 2001 in New York, Yuka is making her works using vintage Kimono and Obi (sash), fabric, buttons, etc. by combining them with modern materials, in the ways that their beauty and wonder can be enhanced even more. Handbags and other objects sold are all limited versions crafted individually with love and care.



Mayumi Tsuneoka

Creating with the theme of fusing a variety of materials and techniques, Mayumi is challenging this time for weaving and felt materials to make new works.